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Turning Back the Pages

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The new restaurant, Jack’s Oyster House, opened on Jan. 23, 1913 in Albany and is enjoying much popularity. (Note: Now, 100 years later, it is still going strong.)

Seneca Ray Stoddard’s illustrated Adirondack guidebook, published in 1873, has been revised and reprinted and is still currently a best seller. (Note; Stoddard, a Glens Falls resident, died at his home there, April 26, 1917, but his legend lives on.)

A new little son, Paul Burch was born to Mrs. Harry Burch in Athol. Myron Green of Johnsburgh has had a telephone placed in his house. Mrs. L.H. Aldrich and daughter, Pauline from Stony Creek have spent this winter boarding in Warrensburgh.

Extensive improvements are being made to the dining room of the Adirondack Hotel in Warrensburgh. The ceiling is being lowered with beaver board and the side walls with burlap. H.H. Hill furnished the material while George and Walter Hill and Stillman Towne are doing the work. (Note: This hotel stood where Rite Aid pharmacy is located now. Decades ago, the town planning board asked the developers to build the pharmacy to resemble the hotel’s architecture, and they did so, creating one of the first Rite Aid buildings in the northeastern U.S. to reflect the local historic architecture. Delbert Chambers and other members of the Warrensburgh Historical Society made the successful plea for the historic appearance.)

Thought for the day: “Old age as it comes in the orderly process of nature is a beautiful and majestic thing.” (Note: this is hilarious. It must have been penned by someone young and naïve or someone who enjoyed reading numerous dusty old magazines in the doctor’s office.)

Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap.rr.com or 623-2210.

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